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Fyfield Down

Natural Rock Feature


Geology and Landscape walk

This an opportunity to learn more about Fyfield Down (Site of Special Scientific Interest) with Peter Keene, formerly senior lecturer in geomorphology at Oxford Brooks University.

"The ability to 'read' landscapes or to have 'an eye for the country' adds a new dimension to our appreciation of our surroundings. On this walk, from Avebury via Overton Down to Clatford Bottom across the Fyfield SSSI we shall learn through discussion and investigation of the evidence that is observable in the field how the landscape, with its layers of chalk, sarsen rocks, streams and dry valleys, evolved in this part of the Marlborough Downs."

The walk begins in Avebury at 10:30am on Saturday, 16 July 2011. More here –
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
10th January 2011ce
Edited 10th January 2011ce

Comments (1)

I very much doubt I'll be able to go on this walk, but it sounds utterly, utterly fascinating! Although I'm interested in geology, I know so very little about it, and viewing a landscape I'm reasonably familiar with through this perspective appeals to me immensely!

I might even buy his book. :)

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goffik Posted by goffik
12th January 2011ce
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